When fellow columnist Stu Bykofsky said Black Lives Matter Pennsylvania’s Asa Khalif should not be allowed to interrupt government news conferences while protesting the killings of black men by police, I was flummoxed. Last time I checked, the First Amendment granted every American the right to free speech. It’s what protects my right to pen…

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As I watched the horrific images of Hurricane Harvey causing catastrophic flooding in Houston, I was moved. I grieved for the five people who’d lost their lives, and the dozen who’d been injured as of Sunday afternoon.  I empathized with the residents as the onrushing water destroyed homes and businesses. I hoped that as a…

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Because he oversaw and maintained police brutality in the black and brown communities in which I grew up, the statue of Frank Rizzo must immediately be removed from the steps of the taxpayer-funded Municipal Services Building. Not one more cent of my tax dollars maintaining it. Not one more moment of my property housing it.…

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I think Donald Trump is lying. When he says, “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” the words stand in stark contrast to the president’s actions. Donald…

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The National Rifle Association claims its mission is to protect and defend constitutional freedoms. Yet with a recent advertisement that says the NRA is “coming for” the New York Times, the organization does just the opposite. “We the people have had it,” NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch says in the ad. “We’ve had it with your narratives,…

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